Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter continues monthly seminars at Lee County Emergency Operations Center

April 20, 2016 CONRIC PR

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) hits the road again in May, headed to the Lee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

With hurricane season set to begin in June, the “PR On the Road” luncheon series will tour the facility to see what tools are being used by EOC staff when a hurricane is projected to hit Southwest Florida. Emergency Planning Manager, Lee Mayfield, will discuss the plans and procedures that are implemented and how his office handles disseminating information to the public during a crisis, such as a hurricane.

The EOC is the focal point for coordination of emergency response and recovery activities throughout Lee County. When activated for an emergency, the EOC is staffed with key personnel from first responder agencies, emergency relief organizations, County departments, municipalities, utility companies, media and other essential agencies. One of the EOC’s major goals is to help the public prepare for an emergency, well before it happens.

The cost for attending the presentation is $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $15 for students. Space is limited so please register early. Guests must RSVP online at fpraswfl.org.

Sponsorships for the monthly luncheons are also available. Three levels of sponsorships are available, ranging from $100 to $500. Sponsors will receive acknowledgement in news releases, complimentary event admission, table display to showcase promotional items, visibility on electronic and print marketing and more, depending on level. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Mike at (239) 677-7600 or mj@jacksonpr.com.

About the Florida Public Relations Association

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, visit fpraswfl.org.

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